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and mammals. plastic bags -- ever year, we use and throw away millions of them. >> plastic bags are a huge litter problem throughout the world. >> we interviewed mr. bloomenfeld back in 2007 when san francisco became the first city in the u.s. to ban plastic bags. large stores were not allowed to offer them to customers. the ban was a success. so the city then voted to expand it to every store in town. now communities all across the country are hopping on the "ban" wagon. the day after rye, new york, passed its law against plastic bags, teens were handing out green alternatives. >> there are no more plastic bags going to be offered in stores, so we're helping people out by giving them reusable bags. >> reusable bags are considered the best alternative... >> wonderful. >> ...because even paper bags are bad for the environment. although they can be recycled, they still use up natural resources to make, and the manufacturing process causes pollution. >> it's completely useless to use something once and then throw it away. >> people who work to ban plastic bags say the new laws help reduce the
middle class. >> reporter: craig bosswell is live. thank you for joining us. what is the atmosphere like there? >> reporter: besides being very cold, there is certainly excitement, an anticipation, and there is a sense that you're basically at the end of a very, very long tunnel. of course, there is apprehension. they have been working towards this for so long and it's going to stop tonight after the stop in des moineses this evening, president obama arrives here in chicago where he will spend the night in his home and meet with campaign and will be right here tomorrow night for the election night party and there is a sense that the work is done out there. there will be radio interviews and it's time for voters to get out there and vote and they feel like they rallied their supporters and they're ready to see the result comes in. >> let me ask you what is the in-game plan? here we are hours now away from election day. does the obama camp, are they sending out surrogates to the key battleground states? you said the president himself will be heading back to chicago tonight and will be ther
or not and if anything would be left for us or not. when we came in this morning, there is nothing. >> reporter: eyewitnesses say a residential building was hit in gaza city. >>(translator): now we are talking about one thing, which is to stop the aggression against our palestinian people. to stop killing our citizens, and destroying houses in the gaza strip. >> reporter: israel began its military offensive wednesday after months of rockets from gaza hitting israel. so far, they have struck 700 targets. the israeli military says that mostly consistents of weapon storage facility and other militant locations. leyland vitters. fox news. >>> backlash is building over the release of an accused terrorist by the iraqi government. the vice president called iraq's prime minister this week and told him not to release him. but the prime minister said they no longer had legal grounds to hold him. iran has been pushing for the release. he's now home back in beirut. senators john mccain and lindsey graham are calling this "a result of the obama administration's failed foreign policy." >>> the white house sa
campaign. and, for both sides it us all about getting supporters all to vote. we want to talk about ground game tactics with each camp, starting with david axelrod, senior strategist for the obama campaign, who is in our washington studio and, david, welcome back to fox news sunday. >> thanks, chris, good to be with you. >> chris: before we get to the campaign, i want to ask you about libya. here is what the president promised, and here's what he has actually done. >> president barack obama: every piece of information that we get, as we got it, we laid it out for the american people. >> chris: and, that was the president, returning from a campaign trip, and not answering a question about benghazi, david, simple question: did the president make a calculated decision, to run out the clock, until the leck and not answer questions, about libya? >> no. >> chris: so, why hasn't he answered questions about his personal involvement in libya? >> the president has, from the beginning, chris and we've talked you about it before, of course, the president has said, we want to get to the bottom of it an
'm allison seymour. happy you are with us on this important day. tucker barnes joining us for a look at that weather. good morning. >> good morning. it's cold outside. don't need to tell you that. temperatures falling back into the 20s. we're in the mid 30s in town. a chilly afternoon. winter coat to start your day. 34 at regan national. coldest temperature so far . 28 at dulles. and freeze warning in affect. for much of the area hard freeze overnight with temperatures back into the 20s. places like frederick, mid 20s overnight. all right looking at the satellite radar, should be a sunny and bright start to your day. a few clouds but much of the day sunny and bright. the cloud cover will start to work in and will turn mostly cloudy as we wait the arrival of our storm system. the noreaster we've been talking about. more details on that coming up. for election day, sunny skies. going to be dries this -- dry this afternoon. let's do traffic and get the latest from julie wright. >> we have a couple things to make note of. we have problems with metro's blue orange line. that has been mov
. let's get started with the current numbers. it's cold, though beautiful. nice, crisp morning for us. reagan national, 40 degrees. up a degree from last hour. dulles, 38. and bwi marshall 36. much of the area in the 30s. at the bus stop, you'll want the winter jacket to start your day. satellite radar, storminess from yesterday off the coast. the winds in and the clouds with it. bright sunshine later this afternoon. might be a little breezy at times here, but won't be as windy as yesterday and temperatures should be even a degree or two warmer than yesterday. a nice friday afternoon. and as we get into saturday and sunday, our temperatures will be well into the 60s. may be flirting with a 70- degree day by sunday afternoon. more details coming up. mild conditions this afternoon. mid- to upper 50s. dry friday in store. all right, that's weather. let's do traffic and find out what's happening with the roadways. julie, good morning. >> on the roads now we're going to start off with skyfox showing you northbound off 95 and 395 continuing to landmark and towards seminary road. heavy and s
next, the battle of two former governors in a close race. elected democrats tim kaine to the u.s. senate. live in richmond after the break. >> but first, let's focus on a district. the big race and special election. voters elected phil mendleson. he will join us live a little later this hour. >> the one upset appears to have come in the dc council. vincent orange will keep his seat. but michael brown has lost his. brown was beaten by grosso. it's 7:12. we'll be back. it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. i got my coffee for the morning, i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of the day. only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. >>> this is how hundreds in new york's famous times square celebrated the win. the crowd erupted into cheers. dancing in the streets. >> and overseas this was the scene in a canyon village where president obama's late father grew up. danced and shattered in celebration when they heard the news. step grandmother sara obama and relatives still live there. >> all right. a big n
is joining us mother nature seems to be relentless. >> not cooperating. early season snowstorm right right down to the coast. 6 inches of snow last night. more on that coming up. locally, we're doing better. temperatures in the right direction. still going to be a cool day but highs in the low 50s. right now regan national 41. very chilly start to our day. it's going to be a cool one. we're starting to get breaks in the clouds. there's your satellite radar. the storm grinding up the coast of new england. still left over rain and snow showers back towards new york. we're on the back edge of this and clear out. we're still going to be under the influence of that storm with our winds out of the north and west. highs in the low 50s. still breezy but plenty of afternoon sunshine and the trend around here into the weekend, warmer temperatures on the way. that's a look at weather, let's do traffic. >> very busy out here this morning for those traveling 95 whether you are in maryland or virginia. let's start off with the latest crash popped up on us. southbound 95 multi vehicle accident tying up t
starts now. thanks for joining us tonight on the special edition of the news edge. the polls will close in 30 minutes in virginia, maryland, and d.c. at 8:00 p.m. we'll go live to polling places in just a moment. first, the race for the white house. tom fitzgerald has been tracking the candidates and joins us live. tom? >> reporter: today was a day on, not a day off for mitt romney as the republican ticket continued to campaign in the battlegrounds of ohio and neighboring states. president obama concluded his last campaign event last night, what was back out making phone calls and meeting with volunteers as is an election headquarters today. we begin this election night in chicago illinois, where president obama arrived last night and today made a surprise appearance at a hyde park field office. the president placing calls to voters in wisconsin thanking supporters for a hard-fought campaign. >> it's a source of great optimism for me whenever i come to election day because i end up having so much confidence in the decency and goodness and wisdom of ordinary folks working so hard and try
that could impact us mid-week. those details later on. back to you. >>> thank you so much, gwen. and the final push is on both presidential candidates are dedicating their last two days of campaigning to the battleground states. president obama is in new hampshire, florida and ohio today. prom is in iowa, pennsylvania, virginia and florida. yesterday in virginia, president obama wrapped up a four-stop campaign day with a chilly but energetic event in bristow at jiffy lube live. the event drew 24,000 people who listened to former president clinton and listened to the dave matthews band. >> the american auto industry is back on top. home values are on the rise. housing construction is coming back. we're less dependent on foreign oil. because of the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform. the war in iraq is over. the war in afghanistan is coming to a close. al-qaida has been decimated, osama bin laden is dead. we are safer than we were four years ago. we've made real progress, virginia. >>> on the other side of the coin, mitt romney pushed for swing state votes
theaters tomorrow. thanks so much for joining us tonight at 10:00. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. >>> we begin tonight with a warning for people who crave an extra energy boost. the federal government is investigating the potential dangers of 5-hour energy and another popular drink. they're a hit among high school and college students who think they need a boost to stay awake. fox 5's bob barnard has more. >> the fda says no link has been proven, but if government investigators determine caffeinated drinks like 5-hour energy have contributed to or caused any deaths reported to the fda, it may order those popular energy shots off the market. the fda investigation comes three weeks after we told you about the death of 14-year-old anias fournier of hagerstown. she died due to caffiene toxicity according to the autopsy. her family said she drank two 24-ounce monster energy drinks 24 hours before she died and had a genetic disorder that can weaken blood vessels. her mother, wendy crossland. >> it's just something that you never want to go through. >> the fda says it's now inv
. >> how much of a driver is this u.s. senate race going on between tim kaine and george allen in virginia going to be right now? early on, we're talked about whether the presidential race was going to affect the senate race. is the vice-versa happening here? >> and if barack obama -- i think tim kaine is running ahead of barack obama in virginia. he has coattails. if romney wins virginia and wins it by two or three points, i think george allen goes with him and i think there is a possibility of ticket splitting by virtue of the fact that you might have people voting for romney and cane. i will repeat the line that brian moran uses. it's the chairman of the democratic party in virginia. it's relevant to this. you find me one obama-allen voter. they don't exist. >> in less than an hour, they'll come to a close. >> thank you. >>> both vice presidential candidates cast their ballots. paul ryan voted in janesville, wisconsin. ryan and his wife went together with the kids to the polling like. after filling out his ballot, it was back to campaigning and ryan appeared in many places, including cl
. we'll get into the particulars of virginia. how it matters and what it could tell us about the rest of the nation. the implications are many as virginia goes, well, is models for the rest of the nation may go. then there is the state of georgia. the polls have just closed there at 7:00 eastern and it, too, is too close to call. but then there is the state of indiana. "fox news" now projects governor mitt romney will win the state of indiana which president obama did win four years ago. that's a turnover. 5% of the votes in but the model suggests to us it is good gh to mitt romney according to the "fox news" decision team has won the state of indiana. "fox news" also projects governor romney will win in the bluegrass state kentucky with 4% of all precincts reporting. 2/3 of all voters are voting "fox news" ney and projects romney wins kentucky. outh too close to call in s carolina. none of the precincts are can project t we president obama will win in the state of vermont. six states where the polls have just closed. we've made calls in two of them. and in the others we can't yet mak
back after hurricane sandy. >> mother nature is really killing us right now. sorry for whatever we did. we'll make it up to you. >> this is it. this is it. i'm getting anxiety walking around seeing what i'm going to do. and other people too. i feel bad for other people. this is crazy. ient doe ma what to do anymore. i don't want to live in long beach. >> more than 1300 flights in and out of new york and new jersey were canceled and travelers can expect more disruptions today as well. >> they have a heavy load. it is so difficult up there right now. hard to imagine. >> you could feel it in her voice. they've had enough. i mean i got to be thankful i think for what we have endured which has not been that much through these storms. >> sort of on the edge of it both times around here. the good news is the nor'easter is wiping down still bringing heavy rains to portions of new england. we'll still be dealing with the winds with it today. we'll get clearing skies later on today. better weather on the way for us. let's get to the numbers and i'll start with the cold temperatures not just her
he's taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. and so, i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. . >>> leaders endorsed question 7. the group said revenue from the expansion of gambling and a sixth casino in maryland will help pay for first responder needs. the supporters of the plan say it will generate several thousand jobs and put money in state education coiffures. the critics say there are no guarantees that the money will be used for education and less than half of the revenue is sleighted for education in the first place. >>> with less than one week to go until the elect, do you know where president obama and mitt romney stand on the issues? passing a new healthcare law is seen as the president's signature domestic accomplishment in his first term andy what what he said he will build on in his second. mitt romney has other plans. jennifer davis has a closer look at where the candidates stand on healthcare. >> reporter: it was a first- term victory for presid
together to get a lot of anything. what does fall, it is not going to be a emergencior event for us. >> that is good. we'll save that for later in the winter. >> yes. >> time now to check in with julie wright and see what is happening during the morning commute. >> really busy right now for those traveling in virginia. this is where i have accident activity. a couple of vehicle got tangled up northbound along i-95. you will find the accident activity tying up the left side of roadway. average speed headed north out of staffer ford. crash still in play. this ties up your commute. follow police direction in order to squeeze by at this time. lanes are open if you are continuing northbound i-95 approaching 695 up towards baltimore. accident activity on the southwest side has been moved over to the shoulder. the express lane and main line picking up volume now. southbound 27 0rbg the gang is all here starting to slow south of 109 continuing out to the scales. -- southbound 270, the gang is all here. >> president barack obama comes out ahead to earn a second term as america's leader. >> i
, fox news. >> thanks for joining us tonight at 10:00. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. >>> the past of perfecting our union moves forward. >> after a huge celebration in chicago it's back to work in washington. we're getting our first look at what president obama's second term could look like and it does not include two top cabinet members. the president is telling america how he'll work with congress for the next four years while preparing for some major staff changes. will thomas has a look ahead tonight. >> up first the president has to deal with some major money issues. to name a few, the nation's debt, tax code and automatic budget cuts. they all have to be addressed before the end of this year at the same time the psident is preparing for some of his top advisors to leave and he's beginning to shame the second half of his presidency -- shape the second half of his presidency. here's a look at some of his top promises, rolled back tax cuts for upper income people, make higher education more affordable, end subsidies for the oil industry, start the government on
. >> i never said that any time since i've been here. we are always going to play the people that give us the best chance to win. that is what we're going to do. it never changed. i never have waiverred. i'm he not saying you gave the perfect quote and you're looking at that, there is a bunch of different directions. if i got somewhat of a relationship with somebody, at loft give meet courtesy to say what did you mean by this instead of just going one direction. >> it is the media's fault. anyway-- >> let's move o we'll do more on the redskin coming up. plenty ahead on fox 5 morning news as we continue. >> right now. >> right now. >>> straight up 5:00 right now on this election day. taking a live look at the woodrow wilson bridge. things moving along quite well. should be fairly easy for you to get to the polls at least weather-wise. hopefully, traffic is not an issue. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's talk to tucker barnes and see what it is going to be like en route to the polls, at the polls and after the polls. >> it will be cold, cold and c
commute. >> let's start off with the crew in sky fox. they are joining us this morning hovering above centerville. you will find your lanes are open. no problems to report leaving manassas continuing in from business 234 headed over towards 29 and 2. so traffic volume increasing but again, no incidents in your way was you continue eastbound making your way out towards vienna. you will fine the beltway at speed traveling between annandale and merrifield. let's continue and show you what else is happening in virginia. northbound i-95 still an easy ride in the express lanes and the main line. southbound 270, one of the heaviest stretched of volume we find right now. >>> new this morning, a prince george's county map is recovering after being burned when his home caught fire. take a look at this video. the blames broke out around 7:30 last night on northern avenue in glendale. nearly 60 firefighters were called out to the scene and it took about an hour to put out the fire. the victim, in his others, was taken to the burn unit in good condition. his home is a total loss. the cause of the
for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. we begin with a teen-ager arrested for a brutal attack and robbery of an 81-year-old woman inside her northwest d.c. home. >> the victim is still recovering in the hospital. fox 5's maureen umeh working this one tonight now. >> neighbors say there has been an uptick in crime in the area lately but nothing as brutal as the random attack on the elderly woman. tonight police continue to patrol the area as a precaution. the burglary and beating happened wednesday afternoon inside this house surrounded by bamboo on mckinley street. an 81-year-old woman lives here alone. neighbors say she's legally blind and hard of hearing. sometime before 1:00 police say a masked burglar broke into the house through a back window. they say he punched the victim in the face and head, then took an apple computer. minutes later a mailman discovered the woman beaten and confused outside her front door. >> the person that did this is a coward. the woman is 81 years old. that's enough said. she's 81 and someone assaulted her in her own home. so it's a heinou
at schools but they're being used as shelters. housing people have been floodet out of their moments -- homes and apartments. >>> we're still feeling the affects of sandy. now, a nor'easter could be on the way. sue. >> it's not the same as hurricane sandy and this is early in the season to see this, brian. i will let you know who we get rain or wind from that and they need to get ready and that is on wednesday. more details coming up. what you can expect on election day as well. >> i love the uniforms and didn't like the score so much. . >> and you and me both, sue. today, mike shanahan busy putting out fires regarding comments he made following yesterday's loss to the carolina. coming up, the head coach makes abundantly clear he's not lost faith in his team or this season. straight ahead in the news edge.  charlie rose: will you endorse president obama? colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in one of the... worst recessions we had seen in recent times... close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization... come back in the financial
but many of you told us there didn't seem to be enough voting stations, enough ballots and working equipment. it is an issue president obama addressed in his victory speech last night. >> whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time, by the way, we have to fix that. >> now, a lot of people experienced those long lines and you actually experienced long lines in early voting. >> early voting was ridiculous. a minimum three hours. i went on a couple of different days trying to early vote, three, four hours at all the locations that i went to. i ended up voting yesterday and it was fine yesterday. 15 minutes at my voting location. a lot of people went early in the morning and late in the afternoon, not in the middle of the day. >> we know there have been some problems with voting machines and things like that. they are also saying we had a record amount of turnout as well. we still have plenty ahead. we are continuing to follow all of your election coverage. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> while each of us will pursue our own i
of congress to come to some sort of agreement on this that put us in this position. now, the nation faces recession unless lawmakers can find some sort of agreement. today n an address from the white house, the president will up the pressure on congress. without a deal to avert the so- called fiscal cliff, automatic tax increase and government spending cuts across the board would go into effect in january. the cuts would likely hit the d.c. region hardest given the large federal work force and a local economy largely built around the federal government. democrats want to let bush era tax breaks for the wealthiest americans expire while republicans prefer raising money through tax reform. leaders of both parties say they want to work together but as the president prepares to address the issue today, there is little time left. >> people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. and all the exit polling, all the polling we've done, the vast majority of the american people support that including rich people. >> reporter: the balanced approa
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